Featured Guest is where I interview cool people I have crossed paths with from artists, actors, authors and more. Today we spoke with the very cool author and music journalist, the one and only Jim Cherry.  Haling from Chicago, Jim believed in the 'pursuit of experience as research in the name of art', spending time in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Germany, France and Mexico. These days he hangs back in the western suburbs of Chicago where he runs the writer's workshop at the Oswego,IL Library. Jim was a columnist for and appeared on The Rants, Raves and Rock 'n' Roll Magazine and radio show. He currently writes The Doors Examiner and is the author of the novels The Doors Examined, Becoming Angel, The Last Stage and a book of short stories entitled Stranger Souls. Jim has also had stories published in The Doors Collector Magazine. Jim wrote the foreword to "The Doors FAQ" by Rich Weidman and is a published poet. We talked a good bit about James Douglas Morrison and Doors history. A pleasure connecting with Jim and hearing his thoughts on the Doors, Morrison's life and Jim's news. - G

Featured Guest is the section of my website where I interview artists, actors, musicians, authors and various cool people I have crossed paths with over the years. Tonight we get to connect with Canadian artist and musician the main man Bill Kole. Standing tall in the band Ol' Time Moonshine, when he's not rocking the stage he's also a well loved artist working with groups like Foghound, Kings Destory, Earthride, Buzzard Canyon and others. We talked to Bill about music and art in this very cool interview.

Featured guest is the section of my website where I interview artists, musicians, actors and various cool people from all walks of life I have crossed paths with. Tonight I had the chance to catch up with the righteously cool, one and only Erik Caplan. Known to many for his group the mighty Wizard Eye, Erik is a soulful rock journeyman who has always been super cool to me. Coming out of the gates with his new band called Thunderbird Divine, Erik lays down the info on his past, the present and living life and enjoying music. We talked about his life history, top films, books and more in this in depth interview. Check it out and get the low down on the Thunderbird Divine.- G

Featured Guest is the section of my website where I interview musicians, artists, authors and various cool people I have crossed paths with from all walks of life. Today we had a good talk with world famous artist the notorious Brad Moore. Sharing with us some of his influences, life experiences, inspirations we get a look into his creative process. Known for work with comics, album covers for countless metal bands, and more Brad is a creative force not to mention a down to earth, very cool guy. I've been meaning to catch up with Brad and its good to talk to him today. - G

 

Featured Guest is the section of my website where I interview actors, artists, musicians and many kinds of cool people I have crossed paths with over the years. Tonight our guest is none other than the great Clementine. Known for holding down the drum throne in Zepparella and the vocalist for the group Stars Turn Me On, I met Clem many years ago when she was the drummer for NYC based all girl band Bottom. Clementine and I catch up on her activity these days in California, a little about her history and latest news on her music and life. - G

 

(Photo by Chris Boarts Larson)

Featured Guest is where I interview artists, musicians, authors and various cool people I have crossed paths with over the years. Tonight we had the cool opportunity to interview long running, world renown veteran multi instrumentalist and all around very cool guy, none other than the great Erik Larson. Calling RVA home, Erik is known for many well loved bands and projects from ATP to his solo albums, The Might Could and holding down the drums these days in Backwoods Payback. I hadn't connected with Erik in a long time and it's been a real gift to speak with him and hear his news, talk a little about his past and history. Check out this awesome interview and enjoy. - G

Featured Guest is a section of my website where I interview actors, musicians, artists and all kinds of various cool people I have crossed paths with over the years. Tonight we speak with the great blues musician and all around awesome lady, the super talented Mary Everhart. Mary and I talked about her music and history. She is a proud member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama-Deer Clan, was nominated and inducted in 2010 by Jimmy Lloyd Rea into the Blues Hall of Fame as Great Blues Artist from Tallahassee, Florida. Later she was inducted again into the Blues Hall of Fame as the Ambassador to Tallahassee, Florida. It’s a pleasure to speak with her today, a stand out in independent music and excellent singer and songwriter in today’s music world.

(Photo by Morgan)

Featured Guest is the section of my website where I interview musicians, artists, actors and many cool people I have crossed paths with. Tonight we had the opportunity to interview two very cool people, Sabine Stangenberg and Joey DeMartini. Hailing from Portland, Sabine and Joey formed the group Disenchanter in 2011 with Sabine on Vocals/Guitar, Joey on bass and later adding Jay Erbe on drums. Heavy rock and roll with doom riffage, Disenchanter has been described as ‘Ray Bradbury on Black Sabbath’. How cool is that? Tonight we discuss their history, music, love of sci fi artwork, films, recent news and more.

Featured Guest is the area of my website where I interview various cool people I have crossed paths with over the years from artists to musician, actors, authors and more. Tonight I had a great talk with my old friend Gail Ice, who is an aspiring film maker . Gail and I spoke a great deal about films, history, his ideas and a little about music and life. It’s always great to catch up with a friend and talk about old times and interesting subjects, Gail and I go way back. From his days decades ago as a full on DIY punk rocker where his sincerity, genuine enthusiasm and scene credibility run deeper than many, Gail never has to even mention it to be respected or appreciated.  Mr.Ice hung up his flying V for a camera with a vision to become an indie film maker but don’t be surprised if he returns to music one day too. From his recent meeting of George Romero to our mutual Ultraman appreciation, Gail and I rapped about many topics in this great interview. – G

 

 

 

(Johnny Cash and John Carter Cash, June 21, 2003. Photo copyright Coston)

Featured Guest is the area of my website where I interview various cool people I have crossed paths with over the years from artists to musicians, actors, authors and more. Tonight I caught up with world class ace photographer and author Daniel Coston my old friend. Daniel is a very cool, down to earth incredible photographer who has worked with such artists as Johnny Cash, Son Volt, Wilco, Big Star, Roky Erickson, Guided by Voices and countless great musicians. His photos have been featured in People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, FX, CMT, VH1 (TV networks), Mix, Spin, CMJ, Billboard, Blender, Maxim, Revolver, Playboy, Alt. Press, Stance, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Harp, Mojo, Q, Uncut (UK), Vanity Fair and others. Daniel is also the author of several books and working on new projects coming up. Always a gift to catch up with a super talented and kind friend, it's great to speak with Daniel and hear a little about his history and news. Big respect and appreciation to Daniel for the photography he brings the world as he captures scenes of music of many great artists and individuals across the world. - G

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C.Crows Gideon's side project doom metal, sludge, gothic blues band. You can check out a few songs from the early demo on the reverbnation page. Doom On.

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